Efforts continue to block the re-nomination of an Obama appointee to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
At issue is EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum. Sandy Rios, director of governmental affairs for the American Family Association, explains that Feldblum is included in a package of three nominees* awaiting Senate confirmation – and why she's concerned about Feldblum continuing on the federal agency.
"Chai has been on the radar screen for those of us who are conservatives in this movement for a long, long time because she is the most radical advocate of LGBT policy," says Rios. "It was Chai who pushed all of Obama's radical policies, wrote them, implemented them, and made sure they took place."
Earlier this year, columnist Robert Knight reminded his readers it was Feldblum who famously declared that civil rights are "a zero sum game." During a public forum, she was more specific: "Gays win, Christians lose."
The EEOC may be viewed as a minor agency, but Rios argues that it's a mistake to see things that way.
"The EEOC is the leading edge of the programs that infest the government, academia, and private industry in employment, contracting, college admissions," she continues. "It is essential that we have individuals there who not only understand that but are willing to fight until the end in the face of vicious attacks from the media and the left."
Why would the Trump administration nominate someone like this? Rios contends it's "kind of a bargain" that someone in the White House has made.
"Someone in the White House has a wife who wants to be part of this commission – and so ... they have manufactured a situation where they want to vote on all three nominees at once," says Rios. "They want to do it like this is a package, [saying] 'Vote on this package – and when you vote on this package you'll get two Republicans, just one Democrat. So what's the big deal?'"
J. Christian Adams addressed this issue in a recent article for PJ Media, contending that Republicans have been "hoodwinked" into re-nominating Feldblum. Paul Mirengoff also has a related blog.
"There are senators who are putting a hold on this nomination," Rios continues. "The problem is, if they put a hold on her nomination, they reject the two Republicans as well.
"Christian [Adams] makes the point in his article, which I find to be true, that people in Washington do not understand the dangers of the left. They don't understand how devious, they don't know how determined, they don't understand down to layers how dangerous it is, they just are clueless."
* Janet Dhillon and Daniel Glade (Republicans) and Chai Feldblum (Democrat).
Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.